SHRC issues warrant against SP Ganderbal

SHRC issues warrant against SP Ganderbal

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued a bailable warrant against SP Ganderbal for failing to appear before the commission to explain the custodial killing of one Kangan resident in 2003. The SHRC in its previous order had directed SP Ganderbal to remain present before commission on February 15 to explain a report […]

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar on Wednesday granted two weeks time to state prosecuting officer to go through the case details of Umar Qayoom, teenager who was allegedly beaten to death by around half a dozen policemen and CRPF men in 2010 at Soura main market. The teenage boy had suffered internal bleeding which […]

Lolab torture victim on dialysis after kidney failure

Lolab torture victim on dialysis after kidney failure

Srinagar: Nasrullah Khan, 36, the victim of army torture in Lolab area of Kupwara district, is now battling for life at SKIMS Soura. He has been put on dialysis after both his kidneys stopped functioning due to the severe assault he suffered at the hands of army men. Nasrullah was admitted to SMHS Hospital in […]

Khanpora youth was pushed to militancy, allege relatives

Khanpora youth was pushed to militancy, allege relatives

Baramulla: One of the three militants killed by the government forces in Amargarh pocket of Sopore on Saturday morning, Javed Ahmad Dar, could have been transporting merchandise in his truck instead of being killed in an encounter, if he was handled passionately instead of subjecting to repeated detentions, torture and humiliation. Dar, 22, son of […]

Custodial violence won’t be tolerated, says Delhi HC

Custodial violence won’t be tolerated, says Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: Custodial violence will not be tolerated, the Delhi High Court on Monday said while directing Tihar Jail authorities to ensure that accused in the Election Commission bribery case Sukesh Chandrashekar is not tortured in custody. Justice Ashutosh Kumar also issued notice to the AAP government and the DG Prison of Tihar Jail and […]

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said police torture is pushing youth to the wall and compelling them to join armed resistance. Malik made these remarks while visiting the bereaved families of slain militants, Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhatta, Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal, and Aaquib […]

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Srinagar: Was slain Srinagar militant Sajad Gilkar involved in militant activities before becoming a militant? That is what police apparently claimed. In a statement issued after his killing along with two other militants in Redbug Budgam, police said that Sajad Gilkar “played key role in the murder of Dy SP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith of security […]

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

NEW DELHI: India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations’ Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine countries worldwide which are yet to ratify this crucial […]